Source: Abraham down to IU, Georgetown; decision tonight

  • 03/14/2010 3:45 pm in

Moses Abraham, a 6-foot-9 forward from the Washington, D.C., area, has narrowed his list down to IU and Georgetown, and will make a decision around midnight, a source familiar with the situation confirmed to Inside the Hall Sunday afternoon.

The Herald-Times reported that Tom Crean is in the Washington D.C. area today to watch Victor Oladipo play in the city championship. (Editor’s note: Crean will be unable to meet with Abraham because it’s currently a no-contact period.)

Abraham’s recruitment has been, from IU’s perspective, quite rapid. Crean only offered the 2010 four-star forward in mid-February, but interest from the player has ramped up quickly. Joe Boncore, Abraham’s adviser, has said in recent interviews that Abraham is attracted to the idea of being a major player in rebuilding IU’s program.

Georgetown was considered a favorite for the big man when IU entered the mix, and Steve Yanda of the Washington Post (who first prepared me for life covering Tom Crean — Yanda covered Crean when he was at Marquette) has reported that Maryland and Georgetown are Abraham’s favored two. So it’s going to be an interesting night.

Also, take this for what it’s worth, but this just rolled across my Twitter feed:

(via @TomCrean)

From the cornfields to the Capitol we are out and about today. We need to get the guys added that can help us get back to Selection Sunday.

Size, toughness and athleticism is the ingredients of the day.

(Photo credit: Mark Gail/the Washington Post)

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  • Neil_Reed_is_a_FAG

    Wzup my ninja! Sure hope we get this dude – I can feel it in my loins

  • I live in the DC area too, unfortunately he meant the movie Hoosiers is on TV here and that it's a sign of something. I actually turned on the TV and thought the same thing.

  • FWIW, Georgetown fan says Moses Abraham was spotted tonight at “Leo's for for Selection Sunday Celebration.” http://bit.ly/8Y34Vv

  • Taskmaster75

    Ahahahaha

  • HoosierFromCT

    Seriously, this kid has no idea that he can start for us, right now. I'm not saying he will lead us to the FInal 4 next year but he can be a HUGE part of the program in a couple years. He will have some solid pieces around him that will for sure be back the following years. At G-Town, he would get maybe 15 minuets a game, which isn't terrible but 25-30 min/per sounds better.

  • I just read that too. I don't think there could be a worse sign. That's not just talking to coaches, that's wanting to hang with the team and almost being part of the team.

  • IUMIKE1

    Agree, think if he is anything like people are saying he would have as least some impact right off the bat with our bigs situation like it is.

    This kid can not still be up trying to make a decision…..but if he is that may bode well for us.
    Going to bed will hope for good news sometime in the morning. Hope Moses dreams of hearing his name chanted over and over very loudly in AH.

  • Kelin Blab

    Here is my conclusion….moses ain't deciding tonite, makes no sense, if he was spotted at the GT celebration that could only mean one thing…..goodnight IU fans, Bawa work on your footwork and jumphook…the position is yours if you want it.

  • dougy

    when is yeguete announcing?

  • IUMIKE1

    Ooops ! My bad guess I'm jumping at anything that says we might get lucky enough to land him. Skimmed thru it really quick and read what I wanted to hear I guess. Thanks for taking it easy on me for dumbassing up.

    Instead of wishfull thinking I guess it was wishfull reading.

  • I “dumbassed” is up myself :). 1) I thought the same thing as Brent when I saw Hoosiers on TV, that is was a sign and 2) I actually read his post the same was as you the first time and was all excited too 🙂

  • walton

    I think Moses brings Indiana a huge missing piece to the puzzle. Him alone will make our front court much much stronger – and we all still hope Bawa will improve a lot over the summer and contribute next year. Yeguette of course would be a great size addition as well, but since I think Moses and possibly Bawa make us that much stronger down low I would think a solid point guard would be the next most important target.

  • IUMIKE1

    Sounds like another near miss. DAMN !!

  • I agree Kelin, this whole midnight thing seems really weird! Why do it at midnight, and why even do it now, unless it's G'Town and he just wants to get it over with. Why not take another week or two and visit the IU campus if you're serious about the school?

    I don't have a better word, it's just weird.

  • Hardwood83

    1-No idea on the Siena jersey- but PU has proud tradition of choking, so it may not be needed.
    2-I say yes, shut it down with Moses signing…unless there are defections we aren't aware of yet.

  • Holding my breath…………

  • IUMIKE1

    Guess it's kinda like being in the desert dieing of thirst you want water so bad you start seeing and hearing whatever it is you want/need so bad only to find out it was really only your mind playing a cruel joke on you. Hope we find the “oasis” soon my throat is parched.

  • tyguyhunt

    tried not to get my hopes up. damn

  • HoosierSmitty

    So I guess that means we're toast.

    Well it was a good effort. Do we just ask recruits to let us be “in the top two” even though we know we won't land them? So many near misses.

    On to the next recruit….

  • GFDave

    If its a no contact period, how is it that Mo is with their team? Just sayin….

  • HoosierSmitty

    Can't we just sign up for a text alert or something? I'm tired of waiting for bad news.

  • GFDave

    Re-read the G-town post. I presumed that the team was there, but the post didn't say either way. My bad.

  • hm07

    also the guy on that message board used like three periods in his entire statement. it sounded more like a 13 year old girl than a well-informed individual. not saying he isn't right, but i'm certainly not going to believe him.

  • tyguyhunt

    heard he still can't make a decision

  • HoosierSmitty

    That has to bode well for us…if it was Georgetown easy, then he'd just go with it. His gut has to tell him IU, even though the “smart” call is Georgetown. Trust the gut Moses! You'll be just another big man at Georgetown, but you can be part of something special at IU.

  • babydaddy08

    Get DJ on the phone to him!

  • Indiana Red

    How am I supposed to go to bed with this looming? Damn you, Abe.

  • babydaddy08

    Luckily I don't have to be in till 9 in the morning but c'mon already!

  • hoosier scoop said it may be monday now

  • babydaddy08

    IDS reports from text that Moses possibly waiting till morning-arrrghh

  • Indiana Red

    Yep.

    http://blogs.heraldtimesonline.com/iusp/?p=7592

    Time for bed. I'll sleep with my fingers crossed. Go eye you.

  • IUMIKE1

    Maybe CTC's phone conversation had something in it that might have made him give a GU commit second thoughts. Trying to stay positive and realistic at the same time. Tough to do.

    But then again maybe it's just him being an eighteen year old that just decided to make a decision tomorrow instead of tonight. My three sons have made me realize that trying to understand the decision making process that most 18 year olds use is an exercise in futility let alone one making this kind of decision.

  • dcbhelpus

    Moes, whether he is here or not is not going to make or break our future or our team. He blocks shots of HS athletes- does not mean that he is set on skills. It would take a lot of work to get him to not foul out a third of the way through a big ten game. He seems to be a good kid and I am sure is prayerfully considering his options. My guess is he will pick GU but is praying about it after CTC's phone call this evening.

  • HoosierFromCT

    Seriously, this kid has no idea that he can start for us, right now. I'm not saying he will lead us to the FInal 4 next year but he can be a HUGE part of the program in a couple years. He will have some solid pieces around him that will for sure be back the following years. At G-Town, he would get maybe 15 minuets a game, which isn't terrible but 25-30 min/per sounds better.

  • IUMIKE1

    Agree, think if he is anything like people are saying he would have as least some impact right off the bat with our bigs situation like it is.

    This kid can not still be up trying to make a decision…..but if he is that may bode well for us.
    Going to bed will hope for good news sometime in the morning. Hope Moses dreams of hearing his name chanted over and over very loudly in AH.

  • justsayingisall

    It might be wise to stop saying how much Moses could do for IU. I am sure that Georgetown is telling him how much they could do for him. Isn't that what he and his family will, even should, be looking for? Georgetown has a great record of developing big men, including one from Africa who has since gone back to assist his country. Not to be a downer but let's keep in mind, this is about the young man. Talk about what IU can do for him, just in case he is reading.

  • justsayingisall

    It might be wise to stop saying how much Moses could do for IU. I am sure that Georgetown is telling him how much they could do for him. Isn't that what he and his family will, even should, be looking for? Georgetown has a great record of developing big men, including one from Africa who has since gone back to assist his country. Not to be a downer but let's keep in mind, this is about the young man. Talk about what IU can do for him, just in case he is reading.